Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Ally, Chandler, and Tori all signed autographs, sold cd's, and chatted with all the VERY excited teens that came. I felt bad that I had to finally kick everyone out, but I was ready to come home and crash! Don't hold it against me please--I was weak with hunger.
So thanks to everyone who came (75 at last count!), thanks to the band, thanks to the band's moms for helping out, thanks to my volunteers who helped out, and thanks to all my co-workers that helped me bake a ton of cookies. Oh, and thanks to a very kind librarian for lending me a check so that I could buy a couple of CDs for the library and me (Apparently stopping at the ATM was not on my party "to do" list--oops. I will pay her back though!).
Also, I'll make sure and post a link to the pictures once I figure out how to get them off the camera. I was not the official picture taker, so I'm not sure how many are even on there. We'll all just have to wait and see! Now off to read....and then sleep.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Also, I have a huge confession. I'm addicted to blogging. Seriously addicted. I like to blog, I like to read blogs, I like to add things to my blogs. Yes, notice I saids BLOGS plural meaning that I have more out there. You're just not able to find them. Or maybe you're not looking. Don't look, they're old and rambling....I have had at least four other blogs before this one. And I currently write two.
I am sad. Meaning, I am that sad person who sits in front of the computer who can't stop Twittering and tending to her garden on Facebook. Seriously, is there help for this kind of thing? I often wonder how my husband can play Xbox 360 for 14 hours straight (even I burn out after a few hours).
But maybe I should be worrying more about the fact that I spend so much time on MySpace, Facebook (2 accounts), Twitter, Blogger (2 blogs), email (1 work, at least 4 personal ones), IM, etc. All of which is made worse by my new iPhone. The evil thing gives me access to everything!! ALL THE TIME, EVERYWHERE. Es muy peligroso!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Moving on....I just finished reading The Day I Killed James by Catherine Ryan Hyde. And okay, I knew from the title it would be depressing, but boy was it. Yuck. Don't get me wrong, it's a good book. I just didn't need the doom and gloom it provided. It's got a very good message about suicide and the power of our actions & thoughts. Very deep. Too bad I was looking for fun and shallow.
So, I started reading Generation Dead by Daniel Waters. I was like okay, zombies. Is this going to be any good? And I can't put it down! The idea is fascinating. A phenomena is occurring across the US. Teens are dying, and then waking up again. However, since they've officially died, they have no rights and it's not illegal to kill a zombie. It's got a little bit of everything in it so far...romance, political issues, racism (actually, bioism), and high school tension.
I haven't finished it yet, but so far it's very moving and powerful. Can a live girl fall in love with a zombie? Or will someone kill them both before it's too late? Even I haven't found out yet...I'll let you know how it ends.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
YAY!! I just received an ARC (advance reading copy for the non-librarian geeks in here) of Lauren Myracle's new book Bliss. I just was trying to get my hands on this one. Is she psychic? I'm beginning to wonder... Here is a review written on it already until I can finish. It sounds good!! :)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Okay, so I finished Airhead by Meg Cabot the other day....within hours of starting it. If only work hadn't gotten in the way, I would have been done sooner!
Anyways, Emerson Watts is the girl no one sees. She's a tomboy all the way and she's in love with her best friend who doesn't seem to realize she's a girl. But all that changes when her mom forces her to take her younger sister to the grand opening of the Stark Megastore to see Gabriel Luna (insert Em gagging here).
Through a weird twist of fate and some other things I'm not going to ruin for you, Em ends up trapped in the body of the world's most popular teenage supermodel, Nikki Howard. The exact opposite of everything Em believes in and stands for. And though most girls would kill to be in Em's place, all she wants is to be in her own body again and to get her best friend to fall in love with her.
This book is a weird twist for Meg Cabot. Don't get me wrong--it's still got the romance and everything--but man, you won't see this one coming! It's one you'll really have to try and wrap your head around (heehee--that would be much funnier if you've read the book). Also, it's a fast read that will leave you wanting more, which is exactly what you'll get....in the sequel ;-)